How To Make My Hair Look Longer

Hair only grows an average of half an inch every month, so waiting for it to grow out can feel like it’s taking forever. Not everyone wants to wait, so if you want to learn how to get longer hair instantly, this article is for you! We’ll dive into a few ways to make your hair look longer in no time!

Wear Hair Extensions

Have you ever heard of the expression “fake it until you make it?” Hair extensions are an excellent way to immediately get longer, fuller hair. Choose extensions that match your natural hair color and texture so they’ll blend in seamlessly, or have fun experimenting with new shades. Hair extensions come in a variety of forms, including:

  • Braids

  • Twists

  • Wigs

  • Clip-in extensions

Try A Double Ponytail

Double ponytails make it look like your ponytail is about twice as long as it is in reality. They’re also incredibly simple to do!

To get the look, use a comb to separate your hair into a top and bottom section, as you would for a half updo. Then, gather the top portion into a sleek ponytail.

Next, pull the bottom section into a ponytail that sits right underneath the top ponytail. After ensuring that your ponytails are lined up, use your fingers to fluff and style your hair. The goal is to blend the two ponytails together, so it looks like one super-long ponytail. Give your hair a few spritzes of hairspray to lock everything in place and make your new style frizz-proof.

Get A Layered Haircut

Layered haircuts can give the illusion of length by making your hair look fuller and more voluminous than it is. Alternatively, blunter haircuts can make your locks look shorter. Not all layered haircuts give the illusion of length, so make sure you ask your stylist for tapered layers rather than a choppy ‘do.

Straighten Your Locks

Everyone with curly hair knows that the straighter your hair is, the longer it looks. Even if your hair is naturally straight already, straightening it further will make it look even longer. Hot tools are harmful to the health of your hair, so make sure you mitigate the damage as much as possible. 

Always apply a heat protectant and use high-quality styling tools. You should also keep the temperature as low as you can. There are a variety of different ways that you can use to straighten your hair, including:

  • Flat irons

  • Blowouts

  • Blow-dry brushes

  • Keratin treatments

Try A Middle Part

Surprisingly, how you part your hair can drastically affect how long your hair looks. Adding a middle part to your hairstyle can give you the illusion of length. And it couldn’t be easier! Just part your hair straight down the middle and smooth both sides of your hair down. Within seconds, your hair will look longer and fuller.

Unfortunately, the only way to grow your hair out is to wait. But luckily, incorporating a few styling tips and tricks can help you create the illusion of length while you wait for your own hair to catch up. We hope this article provided you with everything you were looking for and showed you how to make your hair look longer.



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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